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Expert panel reports on qualifications of ICC judicial candidates

An expert panel has issued a report on the qualifications of 17 candidates in the running to become ICC judges this December. As part of our elections campaign, we also held panel discussions with the nominees at the UN last month to bring additional transparency to the process.

Six spots on the ICC judges’ bench are up for grabs in elections set to take place at annual session of the Assembly of States Parties, the ICC’s governing body. 


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Call on El Salvador to take final steps towards joining ICC
El Salvador is one of only three Latin American countries yet to join the ICC.

With for a bill on accession to the Rome Statute currently before its legislative assembly, the country is closer than ever to changing that.

Sign our petition or send a tweet calling on El Salvador to accede to the ICC Rome Statute now!

Learn more about our call on El Salvador to join the ICC on our #GlobalJustice blog.


Judges to decide if Ivorian youth leader to face trial

A key “confirmation of charges” hearing in the case against Ivorian youth leader Charles Blé Goudé took place at the ICC in The Hague last week. Pre-trial judges must now decide whether to send the case to trial. Read more...

Get the latest on the ICC investigation in Côte d’Ivoire

The Côte d’Ivoire Coalition for the ICC has just published the latest edition of its biannual, French-language newsletter, La Haye. Read more...

Five facts about the ICC Blé Goudé case

1. Blé Goudé is the alleged leader of the Young Patriots, the youth wing of the political movement of the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo. Read more...

Trial on hold as arrest warrant issued for Darfur rebel Banda

ICC judges have issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese rebel leader Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain after concluding that he may not show up for trial voluntarily, postponing his trial date of 18 November. Read more...
Prosecution witness setbacks continue in Ruto/Sang trial

Reluctant witnesses continue to impede the prosecution’s case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and broadcaster Joshua Sang at the ICC in The Hague. Read more...


Coalition Convenor William Pace discusses upcoming ICC elections

An interview with Convenor Coalition William Pace on the campaign to ensure the highest qualified candidates are elected as ICC judges this December. Read more...

Concerns over lack of choice of ICC budget experts

Civil society is concerned at the lack of competitiveness for upcoming elections to the budget oversight body that plays a vital role in the ICC’s administration. The December election for the Committee on Budget and Finance (CBF) is set to go ahead with only seven nominees to fill six available positions. Read more... 

Five states commit to advancing justice through ICC at UN Human Rights Council

Thanks in part to our advocacy efforts at the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review, five states have made public commitments to incorporate the Rome Statute into their domestic legal codes. Read more...

Latin American MPs to defend integrity of Rome Statute

Late last month at a workshop attended by 20 members of parliament from across Latin America, Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) launched a campaign to defend the integrity of the Rome Statute. Read more...
Calls for Arab states to join the ICC emerge from Human Rights Council

As human rights worsen in the Middle East and North Africa, the International Centre for supporting Rights and Freedoms has called for Arab states to join the ICC during the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Read more...

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Campaign for Global Justice


Rome Statute: 122
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities: 72

Kampala Amendments
Crime of Aggression: 18
Article 8: 21

Focus Countries 2014

September: Turkey
October: El Salvador
November: Cameroon, Egypt

*Each month we call on different countries to join the ICC as part of our Campaign for Global Justice.



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